Just The Two Of Us

When you're the wife of a funeral director, time becomes incredibly precious. We never know what hours of the night and morning Danny will be out on a call, and he can't just stop what he's doing when 5:00 rolls around. Sometimes we'll see each other long enough to eat dinner and go to bed, but that's part of this calling God has given us.

So when we had the opportunity this weekend to take a free tour of the Riverbanks Zoo, we jumped at the chance! We left all our concerns in the car and forgot about all the pending projects at home. For one afternoon we were simply a couple.

I had truly forgotten what it was like to stroll arm-in-arm, regardless of cold temperatures and chilly winds. It was a blessing to my heart to watch my husband ooh and ahh over the tigers - his very favorite. We enjoyed watching the bear do a face-plant in the mud, and then shared a cup of coffee.

For a handful of hours we didn't have to talk about bills or home improvements. There was no conversation about the animals at home or what we needed to take care of when we got back. We just walked and we looked, we talked and we laughed. Days like this remind me of why our relationship is so strong, and how God will bless our efforts to connect with each other.

Live joyfully with the wife whom thou lovest all the days of the life of thy vanity, which he hath given thee under the sun, all the days of thy vanity: for that is thy portion in this life, and in thy labour which thou hast taken under the sun. Ecclesiastes 9:9

I'm ashamed to say how often I have taken for granted just a little uninterrupted time with my husband. The Lord has given us each other for a short amount of time, and I believe it's to His honor and glory to make the most of each precious moment.

It's now my prerogative to make this an everyday event - treasuring time with Danny, not going to the zoo. There doesn't have to be a special occasion or dire emergency to appreciate, love and care for your husband. It's simply a blessing from God to be given one more day to live joyfully together.


  1. You are so fortunate to have your darling with you every single day, even if the time together during some days is short. I miss so much my sweetheart walking through the door every night, waiting for his kiss, his shower, his comfy clothes, and his dinner. Weekends are precious! I'm glad you and Danny enjoyed the zoo. My favorite exhibit is the elephants but tigers are cool to and ... well, you just can't beat a bear who's willing to plant his face in the mud. ;-)

  2. I meant to say tigers are cool TOO ... clumsy digits, don't you know.


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